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  1. The circus comes to church

    I would agree with you, but for myself in talking to Christians, and having been in a few assemblies, it was not too often I heard them preach on holiness, and even with most people that call themselves Christians, it is rare that I have heard them even mention holiness, but I do thank God for the people I am with today, which talking about holiness is the norm.
  2. The circus comes to church

    There are true gatherings today, but they are few and far between, and one thing that I find not too many churches focus on, is holiness, and holy living. It seems that holiness has become a rare word.
  3. The Erosion of Truth is Now Upon Us

    I thank God for the word of God, and with all being said, it is really true that there is a" line being drawn in the sand".
  4. The Erosion of Truth is Now Upon Us

    Heb 10:38 (38) Now the just shall live by faith: but if any man draw back, my soul shall have no pleasure in him. We are made just only by faith, and not by works; works produced through the cross (not just any works), is evidence that you are allowing Christ's salvation to work in you, which produces fruits. Every one is at a different place in their growth in Christ, but as a Christian what one must do is to continue to put their faith in Christ and what he has done. Now no Christian is perfect, and Christ is continuously changing us through the process of sanctification, but the main thing is, is that we continue to allow this process to happen, knowing that we are redeemed by the blood of the Lamb. Can one back slide and turn away from Christ? Yes they can. But we have to be very careful in our judgment. See it is not so much that we do spiritual exercises so to please God, but rather it is that we submit ourselves to God's plan of salvation, and then if we do this, then our obedience to the things of God will become genuine, and what will be produced is the fruit of the Spirit, which is love , joy etc., but it is God's kind of love , joy etc. Rom 13:10 (10) Love worketh no ill to his neighbour: therefore love is the fulfilling of the law. Here is an interesting scripture: 2Pe 1:4-7 (4) Whereby are given unto us exceeding great and precious promises: that by these ye might be partakers of the divine nature, having escaped the corruption that is in the world through lust. (5) And beside this, giving all diligence, add to your faith virtue; and to virtue knowledge; (6) And to knowledge temperance; and to temperance patience; and to patience godliness; (7) And to godliness brotherly kindness; and to brotherly kindness charity. (8) For if these things be in you, and abound, they make you that ye shall neither be barren nor unfruitful in the knowledge of our Lord Jesus Christ. (9) But he that lacketh these things is blind, and cannot see afar off, and hath forgotten that he was purged from his old sins. (10) Wherefore the rather, brethren, give diligence to make your calling and election sure: for if ye do these things, ye shall never fall: When you walk after the ways of the flesh, sin will make itself manifest, and walking after the ways of the flesh, can be trying to obey God's law without first submitting yourself to his salvation. Also the bible says this: 1Jn 1:9 (9) If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness. This is talking to believers, which shows that believers do sin at times, but thank God that we can confess our sins to God, and they can be brought under the blood. And concerning the 2 Peter verses, don't you get the feeling that it is showing us what to add to our faith , and that we add to our faith, virtue, and to virtue knowledge, and to temperance patience etc, in that it is showing us that allowing these things to reside in our lives, can bring us to a properly motivated way of obeying the things of God? See even though God wants obedience, he also looks at the motivation of our obedience, or what is motivating us towards obedience. See he wants us to know him in truth, for us to awake to righteousness in a state of reality, to were we become genuine, not looking for merits, but doing all to the glory of God.
  5. The Erosion of Truth is Now Upon Us

    Heb 3:1 (1) Wherefore, holy brethren, partakers of the heavenly calling, consider the Apostle and High Priest of our profession, Christ Jesus; Even though we are made holy through Christ and his finished work, there are also holy deeds which follow proper faith in Christ. 2Pe 3:11 (11) Seeing then that all these things shall be dissolved, what manner of persons ought ye to be in all holy conversation and godliness, 1Pe 1:15-16 (15) But as he which hath called you is holy, so be ye holy in all manner of conversation; (16) Because it is written, Be ye holy; for I am holy. I find a lot of times, what can pop up, is two extremes, of either one equating works in and of itself as holiness, which leads someone to depend on their works to be holy, or you get the other side of the coin, which some will use the word holy as a crutch, to make an excuse for their sin. It is like this, the ones who use it as a crutch, will often times say, I am holy through what Christ did at calvary, and they tend to avoid the deeds that follow a holy life that is centered in Christ; and there truly is a holy life that follows if your faith is properly put in Christ. And both these extremes actually produce self righteousness. On one hand it is self righteousness in putting their trust in their deeds, and on the other hand it is self righteousness in them putting a claim on the cross, but with no actions that follow afterwards. Let us not use the cross as a crutch, nor put our faith in our deeds.
  6. Our feelings show what we Really believe

    With true genuine heart faith, there is stability, but with head faith not so much.
  7. "Simple Gospel"

    Really good song Abby.
  8. Not a church goer.

    The bible says this: Gal 5:18 (18) But if ye be led of the Spirit, ye are not under the law.
  9. PRAYER REQUEST

    Just prayed for you charlesr2.
  10. Not a church goer.

    Well it is not about going to church, but it is about being the church. And the bible says this: Mat 6:33 (33) But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you. You should develop your relationship with God, and not seek first a church to be part of, or get caught up in this kind of "go to church" thinking, but rather focus on being what God wants you to be, and as we walk with God, God will bring people in our pathway of like minded faith (right kind of faith that is). And God can form an assembly from that, and yes he can lead you to a hall or some building as long as Christ is truly and genuinely there, but it is not about seeking a building, but seeking his face.
  11. Church history

    I am already doing that and will continue, just looking for something to supplement what I am looking into, and just want to know of recommended books, that are known to be accurate, and of course in most things you need to weed out things.
  12. Church history

    Hi guys, my question is, does any one here know of a good, accurate church history book, that tries to state all the facts, then just being biased in a certain area? One that is reliable in just showing what happened, especially in the times of A.D 30 to A.D 400. One that shows the different beliefs that say Ignatius, Tertulian , Justin Martyr, Polycarp had, and also the different groups such as gnosticism , and the various 7th day sabbath groups of the day (which I am not one), and various people as concerns the first day of the week, known as the Lord's day. And also that states different pagan days of that time that was kept , such as groups like Mithraism , emperor worship and such like things etc. Just a good all around book of church history of that time.
  13. Here are verses that you can say can go along with this seeking God with all your heart. And in truly seeking God with all your heart, and allowing his word to become alive in you, this is what happens: Psa 40:8 (8) I delight to do thy will, O my God: yea, thy law is within my heart. You cease to obey his word as a form of a law, and his word becomes a delight to you. Joh 15:7-9 (7) If ye abide in me, and my words abide in you, ye shall ask what ye will, and it shall be done unto you. (8) Herein is my Father glorified, that ye bear much fruit; so shall ye be my disciples. (9) As the Father hath loved me, so have I loved you: continue ye in my love. And it is important to continuously feed our hearts the word of God, and let it become alive in us, and dwell in our hearts, and then we have the petition we need as we pray. And in letting the word become alive in us, we will bear fruit, and it glorifies God that we bear much fruit !!!!!! Let us allow this truth to permeate our hearts, let us hold it continuously before our eyes.
  14. Billy Graham’s flawed message

    Ya at one time Billy Graham seemed to be really on fire for God, but gradually started compromising with the Catholic church and it's ecumenical movement, and this is not a conspiracy it is really well known facts. I leave Billy Graham in God's hands, but it is true that he compromised with ecumenical ism ages ago.
  15. WHAT IS THE FALLING AWAY

    And besides it does not say the term "great" falling away, but rather just falling away, and in the other scripture of some departing from the faith, it does not say how many the some are. But if we look at what is happening today, you can see that the falling away is great. And some departing from the faith, just shows that not all shall depart from the faith.
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